Infamous Ze Pickle is a neat example of the flourishing hybrid bar-restaurant design. Coaxing you in with some of the Gold Coast’s best burgers (screw health, these guys are all about being outrageously UNhealthy), before you realise, you’ll be lingering with the effortlessly cool staff, listening to funky beats, and downing frosty craft beers (they’ve got 12 rotating on tap). These guys have unearthed the recipe for success, taking their madness to Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley and next dominating the burger-bar scene in Sydney’s Surry Hills. But we can be proud knowing the Ze Pickle empire started right here in a once-musty second-hand Burleigh bookshop.
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